Tag Archives: 2 Henry IV

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 2

— 4.2 — In no-man’s-land, at an equal distance between the two armies, the two opposing sides met. On one side were the Archbishop of York, Hastings, Mowbray, and others; on the other side were Prince John of Lancaster, Westmoreland, … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Retellings | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 1

— 4.1 — At the rebel camp in Gaultree Forest in Yorkshire, the Archbishop of York, Mowbray, Lord Hastings, and others were meeting in an open area. The Archbishop of York asked, “What is this forest called?” Hastings replied, “It … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Retellings | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 2

— 3.2 — In front of Justice Shallow’s house, Justice Shallow and Justice Silence met. A few servants were also present. The two justices were waiting for Sir John Falstaff to show up. He was headed North to fight, drafting … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Retellings | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 1

— 3.1 — In a room of the palace at Westminster at night, King Henry IV, wearing night clothing, said to his young servant, “Go and call the Earls of Surrey and of Warwick to come to me, but tell … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Retellings | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 4

— 2.4 — At the Boar’s Head Tavern in Eastcheap, two drawers, aka tapsters or bartenders, were talking. They were preparing a room for the arrival of Sir John Falstaff and others. The first drawer said, “What the Devil have … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Retellings | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 3

— 2.3 — At Warkworth, in front of the castle of the Earl of Northumberland, the Earl himself and his wife, Lady Northumberland, were talking. With them was Lady Percy, the widow of Hotspur, Northumberland’s son. He had died during the … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Retellings | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 2

— 2.2 — Prince Hal and one of his Eastcheap friends, Ned Poins, talked together on a street in London. Prince Hal, who had just traveled from Wales, said, “By God, I am exceedingly weary.” “Are you really?” Poins asked. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Retellings | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment